The Unscarred

The Unscarred

Deutschland / Großbritannien 1999, Spielfilm


The Unscarred

When four friends meet twenty years later, they discover that trust is a strong basis for deception.

It′s 1979 and at the Stanford University villa in Berlin a wild frat party is in full force. Mickey Vernon, a young basketball prodigy, and his best friend Travis Moore, handsome, rich and privileged, are competing in a drinking contest for the affections of their friend, Rafaella Storaro. Johann Alt is referee. When things suddenly turn ugly Mickey′s sporting career is ruined.
20 years later: Mickey works in a rundown factory in Newark NJ. Saddled with serious gambling debts, he unexpectedly gets a call from Travis inviting him back to Berlin to see Johann and Rafaella, who are married and extremely successful. In Berlin they go out for a night on the town. In an East Berlin club, Travis picks up a girl and takes her to Johann′s place. In the morning Mickey finds her lying in a pool of blood. Travis, horrified at what has happened, tries to explain that she accidentally fell from the balcony. He wants to call the police but Mickey bullies them into reconsidering: No one will believe that it was an accident. Reluctantly, they wrap up the body for disposal. Bitter about his life, Mickey savours the idea that he finally has one up on his successful friends. But this dangerous game of betrayal and revenge will leave no survivor unscarred.

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All Credits

Director:Buddy Giovinazzo
Assistant director:Jan Sebastian Ballhaus, Tonja Schürmann, Mark Stehli
Screenplay:Karl Junghans
Director of photography:Rodger Hinrichs
Camera operator:Christian Almesberger, Sebastian Meuschel
Assistant camera:Christian Almesberger
Steadycam operator:Jörg Widmer
Art director:Peter Weber
Set design:Isabel Ott
Make-up artist:Jens Bartram
Costume design:Dorothea Maria Kothe
Editing:Katja Dringenberg
Sound design:Erik Mischijew, Matz Müller
Sound:Axel Arft, Robert Jäger
Sound assistant:Juri Gregan
Special effects:Gerd Feuchter
Heino FerchJohann
Ornella MutiRafaella
Steven WaddingtonTravis Moore
Ulrike HaaseAnke
Andreas PetriBartender
Maximilian von PufendorfJohann
Richard PortnowTommy Matolla
Neal WachCo-Worker
Production company:Vif Babelsberger Filmproduktion GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg), VIP (Potsdam), TiMe Film- und TV-Produktions GmbH (Potsdam), Mercent Filmproduction (London)
Producer:Karen Arikian
Co-Producer:Buddy Giovinazzo
Executive producer:Wolfram Tichy
Unit production manager:Dirk Wilutzky
Location manager:Marcus Hüholt
Funding:Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Investitionsbank Brandenburg (Brandenburg)
Length:92 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Screening:Uraufführung (NL): 06.2000, Cinema Expo


Originaltitel (DE) The Unscarred
Video-Titel (DE) Jeder stirbt
Weiterer Titel (GB) Everybody Dies



Length:92 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Screening:Uraufführung (NL): 06.2000, Cinema Expo